Mountain bike marathon world cup wrapping up this weekend

Long distance race action in France

The 2008 UCI World Cup series comes to a close this weekend with its final event, the second marathon World Cup in Ornans, France, on October 5. The cross country and gravity World Cups have already closed for the season after wrapping up in mid-September in Austria.

The marathon final will also serve as the French Marathon Championships and the top draw as part of a festival running in Doubs from October 1-8. Going into the second and final marathon round, the race is also known as the Xtrem Loue Race. Frenchman Thomas Dietsch and Finn Pia Sundstedt are leading the World Cup standings.

The men will compete 83km while the women will race 60km.

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